Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding News

'Daunting Challenges' Await Future Afghan President

Jun 17, 2014
Defying Taliban threats, Afghans headed back to the polls to choose the successor of President Hamid Karzai. Michael Kugelman talks about the formidable challenges that await whoever wins this close-fought election in an interview by DW.

Robin Wright on the Crisis in Iraq

Jun 17, 2014
Wilson Center Scholar Robin Wright and Les Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations talk on “Charlie Rose” about the escalating crisis in Iraq.

Pakistan Is Fighting Back Against Militants. Here’s Why It May Not Win.

Jun 17, 2014
Pakistan has launched a military offensive in North Waziristan, ground zero for militancy in that country. Michael Kugelman raises four questions that underscore how conditions in Pakistan may be stacked against success.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Splits Over How to End War"

Jun 13, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian peace process and its effect on the elections this weekend.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Widens Peace Talks Before Vote"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian government's recent announcement that it is exploring expanding the peace talks to include the ELN.

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia: Election Stalemate Clouds Future Peace Talks

May 30, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on Zuluaga’s future negotiations with FARC and the upcoming elections in Colombia.

Latin American Program in the News: Con Múltiples Actos protocolarios despiden al Embajador Hernández Alcerro de Washington

May 22, 2014
On March 27, 2014 the Latin American Program and the Woodrow Wilson Center were awarded the decoration of La Orden "José Cecilio del Valle" in the degree of "Gran Cruz de Plata" by the Government of the Republic of Honduras. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Gobierno ratifica compromisos en Washington

May 22, 2014
On March 27, 2014 the Latin American Program and the Woodrow Wilson Center were awarded the decoration of La Orden "José Cecilio del Valle" in the degree of "Gran Cruz de Plata" by the Government of the Republic of Honduras. This article is in Spanish.

The Psychological Contradictions in the Modern Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: How Can Contemporary Psychology Help?

May 21, 2014
There is a special role of psychological knowledge and practice in dealing with modern Russian-Ukrainian relations and conflicts. Understanding such conflicts requires that psychologists find their own perspective in addition to contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions in related fields such as sociology, linguistics etc. What is the specific position of the professional psychologist in the study of these questions?

“Putin’s Doctrine” as a Threat to the International System

May 20, 2014
Putin’s new doctrine is so far just a sketch rather than a finished product ready for immediate implementation. At a certain stage, it may be quietly disavowed; however, a return to a relatively calm period of post-bipolar international relations is unlikely to happen. The world should prepare to live under stricter rules that have yet to make themselves known.

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